A virtual event to identify state and federal strategies to bolster the resilience of defense installations to natural and human hazards. The second in a series of virtual workshops being held as part of NGA’s look at the States’ Role in National Defense.

Virtual Workshop | 20-21 October 2020

Please join us for the next installment of National Governors Associations’ States’ Role in National Defense Project—a virtual event to identify state and federal strategies to bolster the resilience of defense installations to natural and human hazards. The event will be held from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST on October 20 – 21, 2020

  • Programming on Tuesday, October 20th will be devoted to understanding our all-hazard threats environment and the mission essential functions of U.S. military installations. Federal and state roles for bolstering the resilience of military installations will be explored, as will the roles, priorities, and processes of utilities and the private sector.  
  • Programming on Wednesday, October 21st will explore partnerships and coordination to address beyond-the-perimeter infrastructure resilience challenges. Informative case studies and examples will be explored.    

All programming will emphasize a whole-of-community approach to identifying innovative, cross-sector solutions. This event is open to energy, infrastructure, transportation, workforce, homeland security, emergency management, and state military advisors as well as representatives from industry and academia.  

Kindly register no later than Saturday, October 17th. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation. NGA will email a reminder that includes specific instructions, final meeting materials, and the link to access the on-line meeting platform one day prior to the start of the event.   


If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact Lacy Adams at ladams@nga.org. 

In March 2019, environmental restoration employees deploy a containment boom from a boat on Offutt Air Force Base following flooding of one-third of the installation. (U.S. Air Force/Delanie Stafford)

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